How Does the Chinese Healthcare System Work?
The Chinese healthcare system has undergone huge reforms since the early 2000s. Healthcare in China is delivered by a combination of both public and private sector providers, with an estimated 95% of the population having basic health insurance cover. The Chinese government continues to work on reducing the cost of public healthcare, with the aim of insurance covering 70% of costs and every resident being able to access affordable healthcare by the end of 2020. At present, residents of China are required to pay for their medical treatment upfront and then seek reimbursement of their medical costs via their insurance plan.
Some gaps remain in the public health system in China, meaning residents often end up without of pocket costs for emergency transportation, while paying into your own basic public health insurance package doesn’t necessarily provide cover for non-working family members.
Cover these gaps yourself and ensure more of your overall medical costs are covered with private medical and health insurance from API WorldCare Plan.